Go on a wild ride with Kylene in the new YA Mystery, Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch as she tries to find justice for her father. You’ll uncover clues in the most unlikely places and by the end you’ll be wondering who to trust!
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About the Book
Title: Dare You To Lie
Author: Amber Lynn Natusch
Series: Hometown Antihero Book One
Genre: Young Adult Mystery / Suspense
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: September 4, 2018
When her FBI agent father is framed for murder, Kylene is forced to move in with her grandfather, back to the small town that turned its back on her, and the boy who betrayed her. All Ky cares about is clearing her father’s name, but someone won’t let her forget the photo scandal that drove her away two years ago. As the threats gain momentum, Ky finds an unlikely ally in the annoyingly attractive rookie FBI agent sent to keep an eye on her. Determined to expose the town’s hidden skeletons, Ky unwittingly thrusts herself into a much bigger plot. They thought she’d forgive and forget. They’re about to learn they messed with the wrong girl.
DARE YOU TO LIE, a young adult mystery read perfect for fans of Veronica Mars, Pretty Little Liars, or Riverdale.
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I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book but it definitely exceeded my expectations. If you don’t know me you’ll find out that I don’t read synopsis of books before I start them. I enjoy going into them not knowing what to expect because I tend to enjoy them so much more. They all seem to be pleasant surprises to me which I love!
This book has two mysteries in one and while Ky hones in on the one that took her father away from her she starts to uncover clues to who took photos of her two years earlier at a party she doesn’t remember a whole lot of. Ky is such a great protagonist for a mystery in my opinion because although the situation is more serious her dry tones and witty humor keep you reading more.
The relationships in this book are so great. Ky has her best friend, a guy she’s known since childhood, who has never treated her any differently despite what happened to her, a quirky new girl whose naivete is endearing, and the FBI that Ky can’t help but give crap to any chance she gets. The relationship with her grandfather is also a good representation of a family who sticks together through thick and thin. The relationships to me really make this book so great!
They mystery was also well developed and I liked that there are two mysteries to be solved instead of just one. I love that we get more to this series because I want to see the continuing relationship and character development for these characters. If you enjoy a good mystery than you’ll love this one!
I raced through town and into Gramps’s neighborhood. When I got to the house, there was a generic-looking sedan, not unlike the one my father used to drive, parked outside. I hadn’t even pulled all the way into the driveway before Agent Douchecanoe was out of his vehicle and headed my way, file in hand.
“So you’re the errand boy,” I said to him as he scowled at me.
“You know you can hear that environmental hazard coming from a mile away, right?”
“Weird . . . kinda like your hostility and hubris.”
His frown deepened as he extended the file in his hand toward me. I reached for it, but he pulled it back at the last second.
“Striker said to make sure you got this.”
“Hence the errandboy comment—”
“Do you know what’s in here?”
“Do you know what’s in there?” I countered, knowing damn well he would have looked. The suspense would have killed him.
“They’re copies of evidence from you father’s trial.”
“Ding, ding, ding!” I exclaimed, snatching the file from his hand. “Consider your errand complete. I’d tip you, but . . . I don’t get paid until next week.”
“Why did Striker want you to have those?” he asked, totally unfazed by my jab.
“Because I asked for them.”
He shook his head.
“That’s adorable. You think you can find something that a defense lawyer and a team of FBI agents couldn’t find.”
“They weren’t really looking, though, were they? They approached his investigation as if he was already guilty. Hard to be objective when your singular focus is to bring down the fall guy.”
“Says the girl with the singular focus of freeing her daddy,” he replied. “What a sad day it’s going to be for you when all you find in those files is the truth of your father’s guilt.”
“We’ll see about that.”
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Great review! I haven’t read this yet but it’s on my TBR list! I’m glad you enjoyed it! 🙂
Thank you! It was really good. It was surprising.